Mission & Inclusion

At Community Preparatory School, we empower our diverse student body to reach full academic and leadership potential while building a Beloved Community.

Community Preparatory School serves culturally and economically diverse students who are well qualified to benefit from a rigorous academic education in an atmosphere of mutual respect. By engaging with all facets of our students--intellectual curiosity, joyful learning, awareness of their own strengths, the rewards and satisfaction of determination, and a deep connection to our community and the larger world, we prepare our students to thrive in the most competitive high schools and to become community leaders.

Community Preparatory School challenges students to become confident, independent learners and develops a strong sense of public service through community service and stewardship. We engage parents, students and teachers in goal-setting and planning that ensures academic and social success for each student.

At Community Preparatory School, "inclusion" is an umbrella term that includes race, gender, ethnicity, culture, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity, social/economic class, physical and learning differences, and religion, as well as other characteristics that contribute to each individual's full identity.

Our goal is to nurture and sustain an environment in which all- students, alumni, families, faculty, staff, trustees, volunteers and visitors- are recognized and valued both as members of the school community and as irreplaceable individuals.

The ideal that guides us is Martin Luther King, Jr.'s vision of the "Beloved Community": widely different groups of people bound together with love and respect, working toward a just society and understanding that our differences are our strength. In pursuit of this goal, we are committed to moving from mere tolerance to active work against discrimination within our community and in the world. We will help students to become leaders in the fight against intolerance and teach them to work toward a just and equitable society. We understand that achieving our goal requires dedication and perseverance. We ask everyone in our community to commit themselves to this goal.